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What does TC means on dashboard?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by britbadboy, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. britbadboy

    britbadboy New Member

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    Sometimes when I start my freelander the TC light comes on for a second or two! Any ideas whats this suppose to mean?

    Thanks,
    B
     
  2. Trewey

    Trewey Cockernee, Pasty munchin bastid.

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    ever thought of looking in yer handbook?
     
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    Torque Convertor
    Top Cat
    Traction Control
    Temperature Check

    One of the above is correct.

    I would imagine that if it only comes on sometimes maybe something needs checking?
     
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    chromiumuk New Member

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    Traction Control
     
  5. britbadboy

    britbadboy New Member

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    so is it normal? TC coming on?
     
  6. Disco01

    Disco01 New Member

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    On most cars such lights coming on for a second or so when you first turn the ignition on are part of the systems all checking themselves.

    If it stays on, or comes on randomly when the TC is not actually working then I would suggest you get it checked.
     
  7. britbadboy

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    thanks for that! It does comes on only for a second or two especially if its freezing outside! so I assume this is normal for the car!
     
  8. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    It means that you havent read the users manual.
     
  9. britbadboy

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    no offence mate but it was a quick question, been really busy hence needed advice from experts like yourselves. So thanks for pointing me to read the manual but for now I would like to know the tip on the GO!

    Cheers....
     
  10. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    As yu are too busy to RTFM and I have nothing to do all day but look up Hippoo owners and service manual for peeps that cant be arsed - here goes.

    Electronic Traction Control (TC)
    The TC warning lamp is illuminated for approximately 4 seconds when the ignition is switched to position II for a bulb
    check. When traction control is operating, the TC warning lamp will be illuminated for a minimum of 2 seconds or for
    as long as the traction control system is active. The TC warning lamp also illuminates when the ABS ECU detects a
    brake system fault which affects traction control. If a fault is detected the lamp will remain permanently illuminated.
    The vehicle may still be driven but rectification of the fault should be sought at the earliest opportunity.

    and as yu aint read the other bits either.....
    Hill Descent Control Information
    The lamp illuminates for approximately 2 seconds when the ignition is switched to position II for a bulb check. The
    lamp illuminates when the driver selects Hill Descent Control (HDC), to inform the driver that the system is enabled.
    If the lamp flashes, the system cannot enable HDC due to excessive speed or incorrect gear selection.
    Hill Descent Control Fault
    The lamp illuminates for approximately 2 seconds when the ignition is switched to position II for a bulb check. The
    lamp illuminates if a fault is detected within the HDC system, providing the driver with a visible warning. The lamp is
    illuminated for a short period when the ignition is switched to position II.

    and if my memory serves me rite - one of the warning lamps will stay on until you reach 5MPH. now instead of sitting on here for 45 minutes waiting for other peeps to do wot yu could have done in 5 - i suggest you RTFM.

    :dnfnoob: :violent:
     
  11. ratty

    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

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    wanna borrow one of these MHM?

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    nar - i think i was quite polite and succinct - yu dont think i was, maybe, a bit too subtle?
     
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    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

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    subtlety was always your strong point.;) :p :p :p
     
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    ratty I'm not special I'm limited edition Global Moderator

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    :D :D :D snigger:D :D :D
     
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    Just to state for the record that not all of us Freelanderers are as lazy as this.
     
  17. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    we didnt say yu were - i mean - even Si and I were Hippoo owners once - so salvation is possible for you all ;)

    [​IMG] We do our best .....
     
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    Even ming was considering getting a tratter a couple of weeks back.;)

    Leapords might well be able to change their spots.:D :D :D
     
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    wassa leapord?
     
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    It's a leopard that changed its spots.;) :D :D :D